MABOON and gold CABBIES THE BEST advebtising roonanb #ol SEE OXJB ADVEBTISEES FOB SEBVICE AND SATISFACTION VOLUME V. ELON COLLEGE, N. C, DECEMBER 5, 1923 NUMBER 20 Thanksgiving Program Of The Philologian Society Is Varied And Pleases Large Audience — + many take part Program is Representative of the Work Done by the Society; Features of High Order. much work indicated Siunor, Oratory, Educational Papers, and Inspirational Music Have Places in Entertainment. The annual entertainment of the philologian Literary Society given Thurs day, Thanksgiving night, in the college gymnasium, was a success. Changing its program from a dramatic type of enter tainment which has been given since 1920 the society gave a mixed program which contained elements of literary dramatic and musical numbers. The program opened with a welcome fcy W. B. Terrell in which he explained the change of the program from that formerly given by the society. He stat ed that the program reflected something of the type of work done in the Philologi an Society. The next number on the program was a. well prepared i^aper on “Recent Scienti fic Discoveries,” which was read by F. L. Gibbs. The paper review^ed some of the great discoveries which have already been made in the scientific world and iilso predicted other* great inventions. “College Cuts” by J. P. Rogers and F. J. Allston, were original jokes on members of the faculty and students. They kept the audience amused during their stay on the stage. A H. Hook followed with a paper on the subject, “Where Did We Get It?” This paper contained some good informa tion in regard to commonplace things to which very little thought is given. Mr. Hook stated in the beginning of his paper that we see these things, hear certain expressions, or sayings but that we never stop to think where they originated, or why they came to be used so frequently. The paper contained some humor which added greatly to it. The dialogue, “A - Dutch Cocktail,” with J. C. Mann and J. D. Barber as the principal actors, was the feature of the program. It kept the audience in an uproar from start to finish. The dialogue dealt with two Dutch charac ters. They were riding in an automobile, which was the invention of one of them, and which was wrecked by running into a lamp post on the side-walk. The in ventor is broken-hearted to see his work of many years lost, but after being con soled by his friend they decided to go into business together. They entered the saloon business and from then on they have most every kind of experience com* •non to saloon keepers. Taking the society motto, “Nil Desper- andum,” as a subject for an oration W. T. Scott gave some interesting history concerning the society and the work done, and now being done, by some of the mem bers of the society who are alumni of the College. Mr. Scott gave this in great style. M. L. Patrick read an original short story entitled “Nerve” of which Mr Patrick is the author. The story was well written and had a very gripping thought from beginning to end. The “Negro Sermon,” by G. C. Crutch field, was well given and brought out the fact that Mr. Crutchfield is very familiar with the dialect of the colored race. It was amusing and well delivered. Sion M, Lynam read several poems. *T^oueh,” “Adoration,” and “A Prayer,” (Continued on Page Four) THANKSGIVING DAY AT ELON ENJOYED QUIETLY Thanksgiving Day at Elon was very quiet. The fact that there was no football game, and bad W’eather kept things at a low ebb. In the morning there was a Thanksgiving service in the College Chapel. Dr. N. G. Newman was in charge of the service, which was made especially impressive. A liberal offering was received for the orphan age here. Social hour was in order most all day and many of the students took advantage of this privilege. At five o’clock the turkey dinner was served. The dining halls had been decorated by the Philologian Literary Society and everything was beautiful in the society colors. Music was furnished while the meal was in progress. PSVKALEON PROGimill VAIilED IIIDAY NIGHT Miss Tavara Sings Native Song—Dia logue and Short Story Interesting; Other NumlDers G-ood. CHILD LABOR SyBJEGT y. Misses Gunter and Rowland Are Lead ers—ProWem Well Discussed—Song and Poem Add to Program. A very interesting program was given' by the Psykaleon Literary Society at its regular meeting on Monday night. The program was as follows: “Miss Minerva and William Green Hill,” by Misses Lillian Harrell and Clarine Lincoln. They gave a very humorous impersonation of these two characters—Miss Harrell as Miss Miner va, and Miss Lincoln as Billy, gave an interesting episode from the life of Billy. Next Miss Elena Tavara sang in her native language, “Adios Feliz Morada,” and Quiere Marcho” and in English, “Twilight.” She sang all these selec tions very sweetly. Miss Mabel Wright gave the “Prophecy of Ten Psykaleons,” Looking ten years into the future, she foretold the successes and failures of a few of her fellow- society members. ‘Everyday Etiquette,” by Miss Freda Dimmick. Miss Dimmick defined etiq uette as “doing and saying exactly the right thing at the right time and place.” She gave a few of the most important rules of good etiquette concerning table manners, calling introductions, etc. “Life of President Calvin Coolidge,” by Miss Elizabeth McCollum. Miss McCollum gave the most important facts in the life of the President of the United States, also several interesting minor events of his life up to the present day. Miss Mary Stewart gave a very humor- orus reading, and last Miss Lelia John son j’cad an original short story, He Always Told the Truth.” The dialogue, by Misses Harrell and Lincoln, and Misses Dimmick and Mc Collum, received special mention by the judges. The Y. W. C. A. meeting on Sunday evening w^as a very helpful one, “Child Labor” being the topic for discussion, with Misses Jennie Gunter and Graham Rowland as leaders. The scripture les son was read by Miss Rowland and Miss Sarah Carter led in prayer. Miss Mary Hall Stryker sang very impressively. “There Were Shepherds.” After the song Miss Kate Strader gave some interesting statistics on Child Labor. How other States stand in regard to the Child Labor problem, was discussed by iSIiss Ruth Crawford. She said that if a general average of all industrial occupations is taken the South is the principal offender against childhood. In the whole United States about one in twelve of all children between ten and fifteen is at work. The decline in the number of children employed in the textile industries during the last ten years has been almost wholly in the South. Miss Lucy Austin made a talk on “Some ways in which Child Labor can be bettered.” She stated, “It is almost as difficult for a fish to live out of water as to make a child work all the time.” A stricter enforcement of Compulsory School Laws, a rigid enforcement of Child Labor Law, and more time and thought to provide supervised play-grounds for children iu the rural districts, as well as in the cities, are some of the ways in which the Child Labor problem may be bettered. A poem, “Poor Little Joe,” was read by Miss Alma Smith. The meeting was dismissed by Miss Ruth Van Cannon. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Robinson, o£ Fal con, N. C., announce the engagement of their daughter. Miss Magdalen E., to Mr. J. D. Messick, Jr., of South Creek, N. C., Friday, at 8 :00 p. m., December 21 1023. In the auditorium. Falcon, N. C. Misses Fleda Summers and Alma Cates, of Raleigh, N. C., and Misses Lois and Elizabeth Scott, of Greensboro, N. C., spent Thanksgiving here with friends. Annual Is Dedicated To First President MISS LAWSON PLEASES AUDIENCE IN CONCERT On last Wednesday night the stu dents had the privilege of hearing Franceska Kaspar Lawson. The concert of Miss Lawson was held under the auspices of the Music Lovers’ Club of the College. She was assisted in the concert by Lydia Berkley and Florence Fisher. She rendered a pleasing combina tion of classical, foreign and American songs, especially pleasing the audi ence with the Swiss Echo Song and the French soug, “Villanelle.” Dll. HARPER EXPRESSES OPINION OF EDITORIAL 'S LIFE ANO WORKS DISCDSSEO Psiphelian Society Renders Program Dealing with Great Author—Four Mentioned for Good Work. DR. W. S. LONG IS THUS HONORED Seniors Feel it a Fitting Time to Link the Past and the Future—Other Matters Are Discussed. At the regular meeting of the Senior Class yesterday the class voted un animously to dedicate the Phipsicli to Dr. W. S. Long, of Chapel Hill, N. C. Dr. Long was the first president of Elon College, and it was through his ef forts largely that the college was estab lished. Dr. Long has been a pastor in Christian church for sixty-two years, and is well known throughout the State as a minister and educator. He is now eighty- four years of age, and has retired from active w’ork. His interests are still vari ed and his work is still guided by an alert mind and body. The Senior Class felt in dedicating the annual to the founder of the college that the present was a fitting time for such a dedication, coming as it does between the old and the new eras in the history of the college. They felt that it was fitting that the annual should take cog nizance of the past as it is linked indis- soluably with the future of the institu tion. Many other matters came before the class for discussion at its December meet ing. It is gratifying to leam that the Year-Book is coming on so encouraging ly. Help the Post Office to help you by I mailing your Christmas packages early. Gives His Views of Alumni and Stu dents—Speaks of Other Im portant Matters. Speaking of the recent editorial in the Maroon and Gold relative to the rela tions that should exist between a college and its alumni, President Harper express ed his entire approval of the editorial in question. “A college exists,” Elon’s President declared, “to serve young life. It has confidence to believe that young life will eventually justify any sacrifices a college may make for ^it and the college that honestly serves the best interests of young life has the satisfaction of having served, even if ingratitude does characterize the attitude of some of its alumni.” “What of the Elon alumni in the pre sent emergency?”. President Harper was asked. “On the whole, exceedingly grati fying,” w’as the immediate response. “You must remember that it was an Elon alumnus, Mr. P. J. Carlton, who made the first large gift to our Alma Mater,” he continued, “and while some are not doing what they might do for the College or even what their friends think they ought to do, on the whole a nobler sacri fice for a college has rarely been shown than the alumni are showing for Elon in her stricken condition.” “What do you think of a class leaving a memorial behind as it leaves its Col lege”?, our President was next asked. “I think it is a matter for each class to determine,” he replied, “but personally I highly approve the custom which is true of practically of all colleges. My own class at Elon started the custom. Money was scarce in those days, but I managed to get together my part and the twelve of us had the Chapel in the hallowed old Administration Building papered and painted. It was a glad day when we saw it finished and realized we had done some thing for Alma Mater. If a class gives trophies to its own members, certainly it would wish to remember its Mother, at least that is my feeling about the matter, although as I have said I would not urge a class to make a gift. I never have done it and I don’t think I ever will.” “A student in college,” continued Presi dent Harper, “pays about one-third what his education costs. Endowment and gifts secured by the President or friends pay the other two-thirds. College gradu ates w'ho realize this are always ready to aid Alma Mater in every possible way, by giving her money, paying her visits, subscribing for her periodicals, sending her students, living the best life possible so as to reflect credit on her good name, And my conviction is that undergraduates are for the most part actuated in their feelings and conduct toward their college by the same high considerations. I am certainly gratified by the fi^ne attitude of this year’s student body in these regards. This is veritably our era of good feeling. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” The Psiphelian Society on last Mon day night discussed the life and works of Rudyard Kipling. The dialogue from Kipling, “Eggs Without Salt,” was one of the best dialogues ever given in this society. The different roles were acted in a very effec tive manner. Current Events were not only beneficial but they were educational. The events related were about things going on in all parts of the world and only the re cent happenings were given. The piano solo was very beautiful. It was played in a soft and soothing man ner. The program was as follows: Current Events, by Miss Alice Weber. Humorous Sayings from Kipling, by Miss Rose Fulgham. Poem from Kipling, “The Galley Slave,” by Miss Marjorie Burton. Piano Solo, “Dawn,” by Miss Mary Addie White. Dialogue from Kipling, “Eggs With out Salt,” by Misses Bessie Martin and Arline Lindsay. Poem from Kipling, “Dannie Dever,” by Miss Margaret Bow’man. “My Idea of Kipling’s Works,” by Miss Lilly Horne. Best on program: Misses Weber, White, Martin, and Lindsay. Students Observe Golden Rule Meal THE RESULT OF SAVING IS $23.80 All Student Dining Halls Take Part in the Observance—Christian Endeavor Leads. Responding to the call of the Near East Relief for the Golden Rule Sunday the students decided to give a meal dur ing the week which should go to that purpose. They felt that a meal during the week w’ould bring in more money than the Sunday dinner, due to the fact that so many were week-ending following Thanksgiving. The plan came through the officials of the Christian Endeavor as a part of the work of the Religious Activities Organ ization. It was observed at all the din ing halls on the campus. The total pro ceeds of the saving amounted to $23.80. The three dining halls contributed as follows: The general dining hall, $11.80; the young men’s club, $5.00; and the ladies’ hall, $7.00. The two latter are much smaller than the main college din ing hall. The students were much pleased with the result, and seemed to enjoy the novelty of a Near East dinner. In the college dining hall a brief devotional exercise preceeded the meal. The following former Elon students silent Thanksgiving here: Mary Nelle Holland, Irene Goff, Effie Bowden, Helen Johnson, Helen Haynes, Ruby Welborne, Sallie Stanfield, Shellie Miles, Eunice Rich, Ismay Barnes, Kitsie McAdams, W. J. Stoner, R. V. Morris, H. E. White, R. A. Brown, W. A. Woodie, W. B. Graham, C. L. Walker, and Elwood Parkerson. Prof. Joseph Holt Fleming and Miss Evelyn Vaughn Gentry were married at 11 o’clock last Friday by Rev. M. S. Huske in the presence of the members of the family and a small company ot friends.